City of Pittsburgh Council District 7
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Community Outreach Assistant

The office of Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross is currently accepting applications for the position of Community Outreach Assistant. This part-time (20-30 hours per week) position will be tasked with providing community outreach and communications support to the constituents of City Council District 7. This position will report to the chief of staff and member of Council.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Answering constituent phone calls

·         Tracking and resolving constituent cases received by the office

·         Drafting the office’s monthly e-newsletter

·         Contributing to social media outreach efforts

·         Drafting articles on behalf of the office for neighborhood and community                             newsletters

·         Working with the chief of staff to create an office media plan

·         Writing proclamations

·         Tracking and recording constituent cases in the office’s online database

·         Tracking media coverage of Councilwoman Gross and District 7 issues of                         relevance

·         Attending roughly one evening community/neighborhood meeting in the District               each week on behalf of Councilwoman Gross and the District 7 office

·         Maintaining the office’s website

·         Researching, tracking, and facilitating the acquisition of funding streams for                       neighborhood groups and projects

·         Conducting policy research as needed


Competitive candidates should either hold or be active in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree in a social science-focused, economic/community development-related, and/or writing-intensive discipline such as (but not limited to): sociology, social work, public policy, political science, philosophy, history, journalism, communications, business, marketing, urban studies, urban planning, design, architecture/architectural studies, or economics in addition to the following:

·         An interest and/or background in community development, social work,                               communications, public policy, and politics

·         Experience with database management software and grant-writing and                             public/private funding streams preferred

·         General knowledge regarding Pittsburgh City Council, local government, and                   community development preferred

The ideal candidate will possess:

·         Strong attention to detail

·         Excellent written and verbal skills

·         Customer service experience

·         Familiarity with strategic communications

·         Grassroots outreach experience

·         The ability to adapt to a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

·         The ability to be able to perform under pressure and meet deadlines

·         Self-driven project management skills

·         Excellent diplomatic skills and political intuition

·         An intimate familiarity with District 7 neighborhoods

·         A strong interest in public service

·         A sense of humor and the willingness to learn and grow

This is an ideal position for current or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate students, or to augment existing income. Preference will be given to candidates willing to commit to at least one year working with the office. Hourly rate will be dependent on past experience and qualifications. Working hours for this position will be flexible, with a final schedule for the position able to be crafted by the candidate in conjunction with the chief of staff within the regular business week and working hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm).

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and 200-400 word writing sample on the topic of their choice to by the close of business on Friday, May 16th.



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